Today’s word of the day is 怪 (guài) which means bewildering. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 怪 (guài).
奇怪 (qí guài) Strange
The first word is 奇怪 (qí guài) which means ‘strange’. A way of using it in a sentence is: 你今天有点奇怪。(Nǐ jīntiān yǒudiǎn qíguài.) You are acting a bit strange today.
难怪 (nán guài) No wonder
Another word we can create with 怪 (guài) is 难怪 (nán guài). This means ‘no wonder'. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 难 means difficult and 怪here means to blame, so it literally means ‘difficult to blame’. If your friend tells you about what a busy day he/she has had, you can react by saying 难怪你这么累！(Nánguài nǐ zhème lèi!) No wonder why you are this tired!
怪物 (guài wu) Monster
Finally, we can create the word 怪物 (guài wu), which is a noun that means 'monster'. The 物here means thing. A way of using it in a sentence is 他被一个怪物缠上了。(Tā bèi yīgè guàiwu chán shàngle.) He was possessed by a monster.